A Man In Full

A Man In Full

But it is the difference between seeing the world in slices and seeing it in full' Wall Street Journal “No summary of A Man in Full can do justice to the novel's ethical nuances and hell-bent pacing, its social sweep and intricate ...

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446442067

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. ‘Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive’ – Sunday Times
Categories: Fiction

The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction

The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction

Placing the Postsouthern " International City " : Atlanta in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full The publication of Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full in November 1998 focused attention upon Atlanta as Anne Rivers Siddons's Peachtree Road , for all its ...

Author: Martyn Bone

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807130532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a "sense of place." In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed an organic and rooted region in contrast to the North, where real estate development and urban sprawl evoked a faceless, raw capitalism. By the end of the twentieth century, however, economic and social forces had converged to create a modernized South. How have writers responded to this phenomenon? Is there still a sense of place in the South, or perhaps a distinctly postsouthern sense of place? Martyn Bone innovatively draws upon postmodern thinking to consider the various perspectives that southern writers have brought to the concept of "place" and to look at its fate in a national and global context. He begins with a revisionist assessment of the Agrarians, who failed in their attempts to turn their proprietary ideal of the small farm into actual policy but whose broader rural aesthetic lived on in the work of neo-Agrarian writers, including William Faulkner and Eudora Welty. By the 1950s, adherence to this aesthetic was causing southern writers and critics to lose sight of the social reality of a changing South. Bone turns to more recent works that do respond to the impact of capitalist spatial development on the South -- and on the nation generally -- including that self-declared "international city" Atlanta. Close readings of novels by Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, Anne Rivers Siddons, Tom Wolfe, and Toni Cade Bambara illuminate evolving ideas about capital, land, labor, and class while introducing southern literary studies into wider debates around social, cultural, and literary geography. Bone concludes his remarkably rich book by considering works of Harry Crews and Barbara Kingsolver that suggest the southern sense of place may be not only post-Agrarian or postsouthern but also transnational.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Testimony in Full in the Case of Ford Against Everts for Slander and in the Case of Hord Against Ford for Immoral Conduct

Testimony in Full in the Case of Ford Against Everts for Slander  and in the Case of Hord Against Ford for Immoral Conduct

Is such a man a lover of Christ's kingdom ? Let W.W. Everts answer . Why not in such a case resign manfully ? —tell the church that on a given day he wanted a full expression of a majority . Why not leave it to God and his brethren ...

Author: Samuel Howard Ford


ISBN: NYPL:33433082249388

Category: Baptists

Page: 189

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Categories: Baptists

The Artificial Southerner

The Artificial Southerner

and presumption of privilege that we associated with wheeler - dealer financial masters of the ' 80s . ... For us , reading Bonfire of the Vanities or Wolfe's latest , A Man in Full , is more like watching an episode of Lifestyles of ...

Author: Philip Martin

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557287163

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The Artificial Southerner tracks the manifestations and ramifications of "Southern identity"--the relationship among a self-conscious, invented regionalism, the real distinctiveness of Southern culture, and the influence of the South in America. In these essays columnist Philip Martin explores the region and those who have both fled and embraced it. He offers lyric portraits of Southerners real, imagined, and absentee: musicians (James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash), writers (Richard Ford, Eudora Welty), politicians (Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter). He also considers such topics as the architecture of E. Fay Jones, the biracial nature of country music, and the idea of "white trash." "Every American has a South within," he says, "a conquered territory, an old wound . . . a scar." His work meditates on the rock and roll, the literature, the life, and the love which proceed from that inner, self-created South.
Categories: Social Science

Romans In Full Circle

Romans In Full Circle

For he does not say : ' My mind serves the law of God , nor does he say : ' My flesh serves the law of sin , ' but : ' I , the whole man , the same person , I serve a twofold servitude . " 68 In his later writings Luther continued to ...

Author: Mark Reasoner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066423528X



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In Search of Authority second edition

In Search of Authority  second edition

As he was searching for a boat , a man in full evening dress approached him along the shore . “ Are those real islands ? ” asked the prince . “ Of course they are real islands , " said the man in evening dress .

Author: Stephen Bonnycastle

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Off the Books

Off the Books

Wolfe's latest dispatch, “A Man in Full,” may not be the book of the decade, but it is certainly the book of the moment. A comically bittersweet novel of desire and loss set in contemporary Atlanta, it has 1.2 million copies in print ...

Author: J. Peder Zane

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611175097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us. The one hundred and thirty columns gathered in Off the Books find that sweet spot where literature’s eternal values meet the day’s current events. Together they offer a literary overview of the ideas, issues, and events shaping our culture—from 9/11 and the struggle for gay rights to the decline of high culture and the rise of sensationalism and solipsism. As they plumb and draw from the work of leading writers—from William Faulkner, Knut Hamsun, and Eudora Welty to Don DeLillo, Lydia Millet, and Philip Roth—these columns make an argument not just about the pleasure of books, but about their very necessity in our lives and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Man from Maine

A Man from Maine

use . order , —with every cubic foot of space now in For as The Ladies ' Home Journal became more widely known , its circulation began to ... but invariably a little ahead of it , so that the public demand should always be met in full .

Author: Edward William Bok


ISBN: UOM:39015055048931

Category: Ladies Home Journal

Page: 338

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Categories: Ladies Home Journal

Delphi Complete Works of D H Lawrence Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of D H  Lawrence  Illustrated

He rises with hands and feet, as Thomas knew for certain: and if with hands and feet, then with lips and stomach and genitals of a man. Christ risen, and risen in the whole of His flesh, not with some left out. Christ risen in the full ...

Author: D.H. Lawrence

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909206

Category: Fiction

Page: 8975

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Novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and artist, D. H. Lawrence had an immense influence on twentieth century literature, in spite of his short and often persecuted life. His novels represent an extended reflection on the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation, establishing his name as one of the great imaginative novelists of his generation. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Lawrence’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 10) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lawrence’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 12 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes the rare ‘lost’ novel MR NOON – appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All 68 short stories, with many rare stories appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * All the plays, with separate contents tables * All the travel writing books * 7 poetry collections, including rare books available in no other digital collection * Includes many rare non-fiction essays and collections * Also includes “A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY” – explore Lawrence’s critique of the famous author * The rare school textbook Lawrence wrote when struggling financially * Includes Part I and Part II of PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE – spends hours exploring this collection of literary papers that chart Lawrence’s genius * Features a bonus biography by Lawrence’s wife’s – first time in digital print– explore the great writer’s literary life! * Lawrence’s translations of Italian novels and short stories * Also features Lawrence’s paintings * UPDATED with corrections, PHOENIX II, rare translations and more images * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE WHITE PEACOCK THE TRESPASSER SONS AND LOVERS THE RAINBOW WOMEN IN LOVE THE LOST GIRL MR NOON AARON’S ROD KANGAROO THE BOY IN THE BUSH THE PLUMED SERPENT LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER The Novellas THE LADYBIRD THE FOX THE CAPTAIN’S DOLL ST. MAWR THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY THE ESCAPED COCK The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE MARRIED MAN THE FIGHT FOR BARBARA DAVID THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD A COLLIER’S FRIDAY NIGHT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND TOUCH AND GO The Poetry Collections D .H. LAWRENCE’S POETRY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION LOVE POEMS AND OTHERS AMORES LOOK! WE HAVE COME THROUGH! NEW POEMS BAY: A BOOK OF POEMS BIRDS BEASTS AND FLOWERS IMAGIST POETRY PANSIES NETTLES LAST POEMS MORE PANSIES The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing TWILIGHT IN ITALY SEA AND SARDINIA MORNINGS IN MEXICO SKETCHES OF ETRUSCAN PLACES The Non-Fiction A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY MOVEMENTS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS FANTASIA OF THE UNCONSCIOUS STUDIES IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF A PORCUPINE AND OTHER ESSAYS A PROPOS OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER APOCALYPSE AND THE WRITINGS ON REVELATION PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE PHOENIX II: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED AND OTHER PROSE WORKS The Translations THE GENTLEMAN FROM SAN FRANCISCO by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin MASTRO-DON GESUALDO by Giovanni Verga LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY by Giovanni Verga CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND OTHER STORIES by Giovanni Verga The Paintings THE PAINTINGS OF D. H. LAWRENCE The Biography NOT I, BUT THE WIND... by Frieda Lawrence Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Categories: Fiction

Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible

Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible

if within one full month he has not redeemed (her); the creditor,” if he wishes, shall clear her (and) he shall give her to a ... Suhartu napSātemma umalla [If a man s]trikes [a(nother) man's wife and causes] her [to miscarry her fetus.

Author: Ilan Peled

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000733457

Category: History

Page: 250

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This volume examines how gender relations were regulated in ancient Near Eastern and biblical law. The textual corpus examined includes the various pertinent law collections, royal decrees and instructions from Mesopotamia and Hatti, and the three biblical legal collections. Peled explores issues beginning with the wide societal perspective of gender equality and inequality, continues to the institutional perspective of economy, palace and temple, the family, and lastly, sex crimes. All the texts mentioned or referred to in the book are given in an appendix, both in the original languages and in English translation, allowing scholars to access the primary sources for themselves. Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible offers an invaluable resource for anyone working on Near Eastern society and culture, and gender in the ancient world more broadly.
Categories: History